Welcome to the Australian Precision Aerobatics Website

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Masters and World Cup Sponsors

The following organisations are proudly supporting the 2018 Australian Masters and World Cup event. Please support them for supporting us.

Dragon RC  
Surf Crew Mildura  
Model Sports  
Falcon Propellers  
Model Flight
Precision Aero Products


APA Member Promotions

Promotion to the next class is something that drives many precision aerobatic pilots.

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APA Certified Judge List

If you've successfully completed either of the APA judging exams congratulations! You are now qualified and your name will be published below. Your qualification lasts for twelve (12) months.

We encourage both APA members and non APA members to have a go at the judging exam. Who knows, you may learn something new...


GREEN = Current (But check the actual date)

RED = Expired

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2018 Australian Masters and World Cup

The 2018 Australian Masters and World Cup will be hosted in Victoria on the 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th of March 2018. The venue will be P&DARCS at Pakenham, Victoria. The APA is once again super excited about this event as we have a lot of interest from international pilots.

On this page you'll find all the latest information for this special, not to be missed event.

This event is proudly supported by: The 2017 Australian Masters and World Cup received fantastic support from our sponsors. If you would like to support the 2018 Australian Masters and World Cup then please contact the Secretary via the contacts page.


Entries are NOW open!

APA Members register here. You must login to the website to register.

Non-APA Members register here.

Online entries will open for APA members on the 1st of January 2018. Entries for non APA members will open on the 15th of January 2018. Entries will close at 5pm AEST on the 4th of March 2018.


Bulletin 1: HERE

Final Bulletin : HERE

FAI Database Information form here.




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Sportsman  Advanced Expert (A18) FAI F3A
 Tony Sheppard  Michael Rutledge  David Carkeek  Scott Kay
 Sean Galloway (J)  Anton Bate (J)  John Brann  Norm Morish
 Michael Smith  Daniel Wheeler  David Creed  Peter Pennisi
 Mario Schembri  James McAllen  Mike Ralph  Tom Collinge
   David Marriner   Chris Henry  Brian Dooley
   Ted Knowles  Henry Hutchinson  Tom Bloodworth
     Ewan Galloway  Richard Hirst
     Roland Poidevin  Russell Edwards
     Artur Uzieblo
 Colin Briede
     Phil Spence
 John Tonks
     Joseph Costa  Jeff Boyd
       Andrew Palmer
       Hamish Galloway
       Rod Bailey
       Aaron Garle
       Durwin Dharmaraj
       Jason Arnold
       Geoff Healey
       Glenn Orchard
       Shayne Lysaght




Latest Update

The 2019 Australian Masters and World Cup date’s have been set. Friday the 29th of March to Sunday the 31st of March. The venue is Suncoast Model Flyers, Coolum Queensland. The Australian “2019 F3A World Championships” Team will be selected at this event.


The Trans Tasman will be held the weekend prior (23-25th of March) at Tin Can Bay, QLD.

The 2018 APA Championships will be held at TMAC Etamogah on the 13/14th of October.

Back in April the Trans Tasman event was held in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It was a great event which for the first time included the A16 class. Frazer Briggs has written a great article here.

The APA is rolling out the Notaumatic scoring system via the state associations. We believe this will present significant improvements to how local and national F3A competitions are run.

Russell Edwards about to release Dennis Travassaros' Acuracy at the 2016 AOC.


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APA Mission Statement

Australian Precision Aerobatics Inc. (APA) aims to promote a thriving Precision Aerobatics environment in Australia, with particular focus on: 

• Promotion of competition

• Encouraging pilot and skills development

• Selection of the best talent to represent Australia


APA Membership Benefits

1. Significant discount on entry fees.
Discount for APA Championships and Masters.
2. Priority APA event entry.
As a member you'll enjoy priority entry at the APA Championships and Masters.
3. You'll receive a periodic newsletter.
Your support of the APA will assist the ongoing development of information that will assist all members to improve their flying.
4. Full access to the APA website. Additional menu items and content, ability to post in our forum, place Marketplace ads and more.

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Australian International Judge List

The following judges are registered with the FAI as F3A International judges:

  • Scott Kay
  • John Brann

If you wish to become an Australian judge, please check the requirements on the web site about how to become an International judge.

Australia is allowed to nominate up to five judges on the FAI register.
Go to Judging in main menu and scroll down to "Become and International Judge".


Australian World Champs Team

The Australian F3A Team has returned from the 2015 World Championships in Switzerland. Further information on this event will shortly be integrated into this site. Stay tuned!


Hot News!

Information on the 2017 APA Masters is located Here.

The APA is attempting to get a very special guest to attend this not to be missed event. Stay tuned for more information.


About Us

Australian Precision Aerobatics is a Special Interest Group covering radio control aerobatics that is affiliated to the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia and the Victorian Model Aeronautical Association. The APA is dedicated to the promotion and running of National and International Pattern competitions in Australia and the formulation and administration of Australian F3A rules.


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World Cup 2015

The 2015 World Cup rankings can be found here.

APA Champs Results

2015 APA Championships results

Sportsman: Scott Matthews

Advanced: Gavin Fitz-Henry

Expert: Geoff Healey

F3A: Shayne Lysaght

Who's Online

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APA Ranked Masters

In no particular order, the current list of APA Masters ranked pilots are:

Jeff Boyd

Brian Dooley

Russell Edwards

Richard Hirst

Scott Kay

Glenn Orchard

Shayne Lysaght

David McFarlane

Peter Pennisi

John Tonks

Dennis Travassaros

Jason Arnold

The above list is current as of 22/05/2018.

User News

When you join the APA, a user account for this site will be created for you. Check your inbox for an email with your username and a temporary password. You will be prompted to change your password once you login for the first time.

If you're not a financial APA member your account will be disabled until such time as your membership is renewed.